Saturday, May 31, 2008

At long last . . .

the socks for my mom are done!!!!

Birthday / Mother's Day Late Socks
Waving Lace Socks (from Favorite Socks)
Cast On: 1 April 2008
Completed: 31 May 2008
Yarn: Great Adirondack Yarn Co Silky Sock - Foliage
Needles: Knit Picks US2 (2.75mm) DPNs

I don't ever remember being so happy to finish a pair of socks. I'm not sure why this pair was particularly painful. Well, yes, they were literally painful when I started needing to do 9 - 12 fingersticks a day to test my blood sugars. But for the last week or so, the fingers seem to have adjusted. The socks just seemed to drag on forever. It's a great pattern, but I started craving some simple, self-striping sock knitting. (Yes, that's what my next pair will be.)

moms socks

All in all, they were worth every LONG moment they took - and I know mom will love them. And if anyone is worth socks that seem to take forever, it's my mom!

15 comments:

Jennifer said...

So pretty! She'll love them

Jaime said...

These are so pretty. The pattern looks really good with the variegated yarn that you chose. :-)

Kristin said...

They are beautiful!

Qutecowgirl said...

Moms are so worth everything! They are beautiful!
I also love the yarn - please tell! (or did I just totally miss the info?)

=)

Sonya said...

Beautiful socks! I'm sure your mom will love them in proportion to hard they were to finish.

Zonda said...

Yay! Nice socks! Love the colors in there!

Cathy said...

They are beautiful Karen! I'm sure your Mom will treasure every last painful stitch because they were knit with so much love!

Ragan said...

They look wonderful! :-)
I actually had an internet moment, and wanted to say hello!!!! No email etc...but...a hello is good!!! I will have to send you a snail mail!

Jaimi said...

They're lovely! I adore that pattern anyway...I've made 2 pairs, and have one more planned with some Lorna's Laces.

Lety said...

Very nice! I just finished a pair in Lorna's Laces and I know what you mean about the pattern dragging on.

Heide said...

The patterh and yarn look perfect together! I'm sure your mom will absolutely love them.

thegabbyknitter said...

Those came out great. Your mom is going to love them!

Peanut said...

I LOVE the colors in those socks...they are beautiful!!! By the way, thank you for all of the kind words on my blog, I feel so comforted...
Thought you also might like to know about a summer dishcloth exchange, I've joined, looks like fun and the perfect thing to get my mind off of things...here's the link! http://dishclothexchange.blogspot.com/
But hurry, because sign-ups close June 6th.

guiltypleasures said...

They are really quite beautiful! She *has* to love them. They are perfect. It must feel wonderful to have them finally complete.

Sourire11 said...

They were totally worth it! They're beautiful!

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